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MODEL OF CHANGE: Elements of Social Psychology for Evaluators to Modify People’s Behavior

CONTEXT: Today, mankind lives in a global community so the behaviors and decisions of the inhabitants of some nations also impact the vital interests of those of other countries. It is a complex world facing several challenges which have to be jointly...

Laura Gagliardone

Blog

ADVANCED

Created 04/09/2018

Voyage d’un DME Coordinateur: Mon Expérience Personnelle

Je suis sociologue de formation ayant fait des études en communication sociale après l’université. Je me suis focalisé à faire des recherches sur les relations sociales et les dynamiques sociales au sein d'une communauté. Plus particulièrement, mes recherches s’orientaient autour des signes...

Sedera RAJOELISON

Blog

Created 03/22/2018

Reflections on #FragilityForum18 – Preventing Violent Extremism: “The Way Forward”

The theme for the 2018 fragility forum, hosted by the World Bank Group, was Managing Risks for Peace and Stability. The three-day discussion revolved around sharing practical solutions and exploring creative ways to tackle fragility, manage risks, and prevent Violence Extremism (VE)....

Daniella Dijogan

Blog

Created 03/22/2018

Dialectiq – Putting relationships at the heart of development

As peacebuilding and development practitioners, how often do we focus our attention away from big issues and look closer at how people actually interact? What their relationships are made of? How much time do we spend trying to understand why a relationship...

Zahed Yousuf

Blog

ADVANCED

Created 03/19/2018

The Economics of Peacebuilding: Assessing the Cost and Effectiveness of Programming

As peacebuilding professionals, we engage regularly with a range of different organizations (from local to global) whose daily work is preventing and reducing violent conflict, building, and maintaining peace. We are in an era of violence that is leading to massive refugee...

Jack Farrell & Jessica Berns

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 02/27/2018

4 Tips for Starting a Developmental Evaluation

Ten months ago I started work on a developmental evaluation (DE)—one of the first to be conducted at USAID under the Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity (DEPA-MERL). In just this short period of time, I’ve learned more about DE, embedding, making long term integration...

Rebecca Herrington, Social Impact, Embedded Evaluator at the USAID’s Global Development Lab

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INTERMEDIATE

Created 02/02/2018

The PEACE Project – Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be paid for my participation in this program? No. The PEACE Project is a voluntary mentorship program shaped by the ideals that led to the formation of DME for Peace, primarily increased collaboration across organizations. Our community has a wealth...

Jack Farrell

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/12/2017

Attending Evaluation 2017? Check out our guide to this year’s conference!

Are you attending next week’s American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference: Evaluation 2017? Check out DME for Peace’s recommendations for what’s not to be missed in Washington, DC! For a list of all the events, check out the Evaluation 2017 website. Thursday, November...

DME for Peace

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/07/2017

Adopted to supplement it not to suppress it: A Combination of Outcome Mapping and Logical framework approaches in Monitoring and Evaluation of peacebuilding projects.

In Rwanda as post genocide country, government, private sector, civil society organizations and international NGOs have initiated various peacebuilding related initiatives to reconstruct and maintain social fabric: security, peace, trust, tolerance and social cohesions as well as development.   In spite of an...

Celestin NSENGIYUMVA

Blog

Created 10/12/2017

Three Ways Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting Make a Difference: What We’ve Learned from our Analysis of 2015 CLA Case Competition Submissions

This blog was originally posted by the Learning Lab at USAID and shared on DME for Peace with their permission. Read the original post here! I’m right there with you. You’ve hung the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Framework inside your cubicle. You’ve read the...

Kristin Lindell

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ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/15/2017

In a World of War, Funders Need Better Guidance on How to Promote Peace

This blog was originally published on Inside Philanthropy and published on DME for Peace with the permission of the author. Read the original post here. As government budget cuts loom on many fronts, private philanthropists need more help than ever to determine where...

Milt Lauenstein

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/15/2017

Third Party Monitoring in Volatile Environments – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

The use of third party monitoring in development projects has gained increasing prominence in recent years, driven by demand for more robust accountability mechanisms. Typically, the goal is to bring an independent perspective on project performance by using outside parties who are...

Marie Gaarder & Lauren Kelly

Blog

ADVANCED, INTERMEDIATE

Created 08/22/2017